Pj Harvey

Is Iceland The Best Place In The World To Be A Female Musician?

Vanessa Reed | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

I've just returned from Iceland Airwaves, an international music festival and industry meeting point I've long wanted to attend for its other-worldly ...

Booze Day - The Problem With Over 18s Festivals

John Parish | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

I've been delighted that my teenage daughters have fallen in love with music in the same way I did. They go to gigs all the time. Occasionally they are frustrated by a band they want to see playing a club with age restricted access. But it doesn't happen often, and never with outdoor shows - until this summer, when I was told they're not welcome at a particular festival because they're under 18.

In Defence of a Friend

John Parish | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Parish

Polly Harvey is my best friend and I know her to be meticulous and considered in everything she does. The amazing line up of guests for Today she was able to draw from is testament to how well thought of she is.

PJ Harvey and the Today Programme Controversy

Dr Kristian Lasslett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Kristian Lasslett

The consensus among the programme's critics is that the music-icon organised several hours of tiresome leftist drivel - the word left has been echoed again and again. Behind this criticism is a stance that is both dangerous and ingenious at the same time.

Fraught For The Day

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

PJ Harvey took the reins on the Today programme on Thursday morning - and caused quite a stir. Julian Assange was put in charge of Thought for the ...

Assange To Appear On Radio 4 'Unedited'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Singer PJ Harvey has chosen Julian Assange as a thought-provoking guest to appear on Radio 4's Today programme. The WikiLeaks' founder, who has bee...

Why We Need to Call Sh*t, 'Sh*t'

Tom Hickox | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK
Tom Hickox

PJ Harvey, in her masterpiece Let England Shake, in a more considered fashion directly challenges the establishment, "How is our glorious country ploughed? Not by iron ploughs. Our land is ploughed by tanks and feet. Feet marching. Oh America, oh England."

PHOTOS: On Top At The Ivors

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Adele has continued her triumphant reign of this year's music awards by picking up another two gongs at the Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday. The So...

Another Accolade For Adele?

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Some of the biggest names in the music business are expected to be at the Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday. The annual awards - in their 57th year -...

What Can PJ Harvey Tell Us About Music And Politics?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 14.12.2011 | Home

If, to paraphrase Beethoven, music should strike fire in men’s hearts and tears in women’s eyes, then what exactly does it have to do with politic...

Mercury Prize 2011: Adele or PJ? History will Judge...

Martin Talbot | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

The Mercury Prize and the £20,000 cheque is apparently presented to the album of the year. And, good though it is, Let England Shake is not the album of 2011. The album of 2011 is Adele's 21.

Mercury Prize Memories From a Former Nominee

Sweet Billy Pilgrim | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Sweet Billy Pilgrim

When I was told about our Mercury Prize nomination (for Twice Born Men in 2009) I was fitting a toilet seat, as part of my - then - day job. It was certainly one of those fairy-tale moments, despite the confines of the cubicle, my wee soaked knees and the delighted tourettes of a man who can't quite believe his luck.

PJ Harvey Tipped For Second Mercury Prize

Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey could become the first act to win the Mercury Prize twice if she proves the bookies right and picks u...

Why P J Harvey's "Let England Shake" Should Win the Mercury Prize

Gareth Richards | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Gareth Richards

It's funny how an attitude you have over a decade ago stays with you unless unchallenged. I'd never listened to a P J Harvey album, as I had a mate at school who liked her, and he liked obscure, inaccessible, weird music which he bought on vinyl

Mercury Prize: Adele, PJ Harvey and Elbow Nominated

AOL Music | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK

Adele, PJ Harvey and Elbow will battle it out for the Mercury Prize in September after the nominations were announced in London on Tuesday morning. ...

Adele, PJ Harvey And Elbow Lead Mercury Prize Shortlist

Posted 18.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Adele will battle it out with previous winners PJ Harvey and Elbow for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize. They are among a...